For real? It’s here??? I’m doing this???
The Jays travel down the road from Dunedin to Clearwater today, opening their spring schedule against the Philadelphia Phillies at Brighthouse Field. The forecast calls for rain, but the radar shows much of it passing north of the area, at least for now. Though… shit, if I can wait out a six hour rain delay — and tornado warning — on the backstretch concourse at the Daytona 500, I think I can handle some piddly bands of isolated showers. And let’s hope so, because according to Shi Davidi’s latest at Sportsnet, the Jays are basically running out their opening day lineup today (minus Stephen Drew) — Reyes, Cabrera, Bautista, Encarnacion, Lind, Lawrie, Rasmus, Navarro, Goins. The Phils have a bunch of regulars going, too. So let’s play some baseball already!
I’d elaborate further, but I’ve got to get myself to the park! For those of you back home, apparently you can check out the game via MLB.com — though some seem concerned it’s going to be blacked out. Uh… yeah. Baseball!